QR codes, or Quick Response codes, seem to be popping up everywhere these days.  First invented in 1994, they are a type of square barcode that store information using black and white squares which can be “read” by smartphones.  The technology was developed in Japan for use in the automotive industry to track vehicles during manufacturing. Today, QR codes are used as a quicker way than manually typing in a long web address into a smartphone.  

 

Here's everything you need to know about how they work:

  1. iPhones (iOS 11 or onwards):
    Open the Camera app, this is used for taking photos.
    Point your phones camera at the QR code so you can see it on the screen.
    You should see yellow lines appear around the code and a notification will appear.
    Tap on the notification to open the link in your web browser.
  2. Android (Android 9 or later):
    Open the Camera app, this is used for taking photos.
    Point your phones camera at the QR code so you can see it on the screen.
    You should see white lines appear around the code and a banner will appear with the web address.
    Tap on the banner to open the link in your web browser.


What problems are there with using QR codes?

QR codes are saved as digital images when being sent online, they can sometimes fail to load due to poor internet connections or technical problems.

 

Where can you find QR Codes?

QR Codes can be found on posters, ads, and especially product manuals and packaging.  Many manufacturers are using QR codes to help customers to better interact with them to receive promotional material, instructions manuals, or helping them signup to get future communications.

 

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